WASHINGTON -- An update on the Alabama kindergartner being held hostage, the latest on the LA Catholic priest sex scandal, possible Shariah law divorces in Britain and a botched rocket launch make up today's top stories.
Host Ric Young talks with Juliet Spare in London and Dan Moody in Moscow:
A man who fatally shot a school bus driver and kidnapped a five-year-old on Tuesday is still holding the child hostage in an underground bunker on his property. The child, who police have been able to communicate with through a pipe leading into the bunker, is in good health, but negotiations have stalled.
The Los Angeles Catholic priest sex scandal continues to unfold, with then-archbishop Rev. Roger Michael Mahony at the center of it. Now a Cardinal, Mahony has found to have been part of a deliberate cover-up of pedophile priests in the Los Angeles area.
In Britain, a couple has been allowed to divorce in a Jewish law court. The legal recognition of a religious law has caused controversy, some saying it paves the way for divorces under Sharia law.
An unmanned Russian rocket carrying an American satellite crashed into the ocean about forty seconds after rising from its platform in the ocean. The search has begun for the pieces and an investigation is ongoing into what caused the crash.
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